Gunner - Ceremonial
THERE'S PRESSURE - BUT IT'S EXHILARATING
I FEEL VERY PROUD WHEN WE’RE ON PARADE WITH OUR GUNS.
Training For The Role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to Larkhill for 15 weeks to become a qualified Gunner. During your training, you must pass the Potential Recruits course held by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. When you’ve passed, you’ll go to London and learn to ride and drive in a gun team of six galloping horses and to fire Royal Salutes in London’s Hyde Park.
No formal qualifications needed
- Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- HGV truck licence
- European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
- Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1 (CLAIT)
- NVQ in Learning and Development
- Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)